If the story you are telling involves two people with a shared history (men who had been in a war, or a divorced couple who have a child together, etc.), it’s important to remember that each character will have their own version of the events.
For example, in the 1962 version of The Manchurian Candidate, both men are captured and brainwashed but they remember and react very differently.
As an exercise:
1. Make up a shared memory for two of your characters, such as going to a ball game, shopping for a prom dress, or driving across country.
2. Set your timer for 5 minutes and write the memory from one character’s point of view.
3. Repeat step 2 for the other character.
Based on how they each remembered the event, what did you learn about each character? Does one person have a more accurate memory?